This is a varied two-year course that provides a valuable insight into the diverse technical aspects which are fundamental to the architectural profession.

You will undertake 15 credits in your first year which will give you the equivalent of an HNC in Built Environment. Following this, you will progress to year 2 where the remaining credits will see you achieve an HND in Architectural Technology.

  • Digital Skills
  • Visual perception 
  • Environmental awareness
  • Understanding Sustainability 
  • Two years full-time

This is a mainly theory-based course which includes the important knowledge and skills for successful employment. These are studied in the context of both practical and theoretical classes, including the following:

  • Computer aided design (REVIT/AutoCAD)
  • Building information modelling (BIM) processes
  • Construction technology
  • Construction materials
  • Building science
  • Design and sketching
  • Architectural procedures
  • Building services
  • Sustainability in construction
  • Maths
  • Fire safety
  • Health and safety
  • Construction contracts

One of the following:

  • One Higher at Grade C or above in a relevant STEM discipline such as Graphic Communication, plus three National 5s at Grade C or above which must include Maths
  • National Certificate: Built Environment SCQF Level 6 (with additional Maths for Construction Technician unit)
  • National Certificate: Civil Engineering SCQF Level 6 (with additional Maths for Construction Technician unit)
  • Level 2 Design Engineer Construct
  • Foundation Apprenticeship: Civil Engineering SCQF Level 6
  • Another relevant course at SCQF Level 6
  • Relevant industry experience and/or other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis
  • Architectural technician/technologist via the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists’ Professional and Occupational Performance Record (known as a CIAT POP Record)
  • Building standards technician
  • Revit/computer aided design (CAD) technician within the Construction industry
  • Technical trainee with private, local authority, government, military, or academic employers in the industry

General stationary including:

  • Calculator
  • Scaled ruler
  • Drawing board – approx. £30
  • Sketch pad – approx. £5
  • Rotring pen set – approx. £10
  • Set squares, sketching pencils – approx. £4
  • You may be required to take part in an informal conversation as part of the application process. This group/individual conversation may be an information session, a portfolio discussion, or a skills based exercise
  • Proof of qualifications must be brought to this, as well as suitable portfolios of work/thematic presentation to evidence your suitability against course content